This month, we focus on current research in chronic pelvic pain, a condition defined by location (pelvis, anterior abdominal wall at or below the umbilicus, lumbosacral back, or buttocks), duration (6 or more months), and severity (sufficient to cause functional disability or to seek medical care). Dr. Learman discusses four recent publications, and each is concluded with a “bottom line” that is the take-home message. The complete reference for each can be found in Box 1 on this page, along with direct links to the abstracts.
Dr. Learman is from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana; e-mail: LLearman@iupui.edu.
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